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Transitional Year Program

Welcome From Our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in training with Grand Strand Health! With the launch of our Transitional Year Residency Program in 2016, we are excited about the growth of Graduate Medical Education at our institution and the wonderful academic opportunities it provides.

Our Transitional Year residency program accepts 12 residents each academic year for one year of post-graduate training to prepare them for subsequent residencies in medical, surgical and other specialties. The Transitional Year curriculum is tailored to meet all ACGME requirements for PGY-2 advancement in areas such as Anesthesiology, Radiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation while providing broad exposure to a variety of surgical and medical subspecialties.

Our inaugural class hails from across the United States and around the world, with a breadth of personal and professional interests. We consider all candidates who apply to our program through the ERAS application service.

The Transitional Year Residency is sponsored by the Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs of Grand Strand Health. The faculty is comprised of approachable, dedicated teachers who take pride in molding trainees into excellent physicians, and the upper level residents in both programs are excited to work with and teach Transitional Year residents on their services.

Grand Strand Medical Center, part of Grand Strand Health, is an acute care hospital and is home to one of the busiest Trauma Centers in the state. You will be exposed to a broad range of pathology to provide you excellent training while learning evidence-based care approaches with a focus on high quality, efficient, safe patient-centered care. All residents participate in quality improvement projects and are expected to engage in independent academic research. Through affiliations with the University of South Carolina, VCOM (The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine) and Coastal Carolina University, we provide access to library resources, research support and the opportunity to work with medical students to sharpen your teaching skills.

The goal of our program is to provide a healthy work-life balance that provides an excellent clinical experience while allowing you time to experience our beach community and the surrounding area. After you evaluate programs and see all the benefits our program has to offer, we sincerely hope you will consider us for training. Welcome to Grand Strand!


Vinod E. Nambudiri, MD, MBA
Program Director
Transitional Year Residency Program